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What do hummingbirds look like?

The hummingbird has a number of qualities that make it distinctive from other birds The hummingbird has a number of qualities that make it distinctive from other birds. The first is its size. Hummingbirds are one of the smallest species of birds. In fact, the tiniest hummingbird species, the bee hummingbird of Cuba, is just […]

Attracting Hummingbirds

Written by Steven Musumeche tips and tricks that you can use to attract hummingbirds to your bird feeder Hummingbirds are inquisitive birds that find their food through sight. Many people enjoy the beauty of these birds by either planting a hummingbird garden or by using hummingbird feeders. Both of these methods can be used to […]

How to Attract Hummingbirds

You don't have to be an avid birder to be thrilled by the sight of a hummingbird If the birding world had a rock star, it would be the hummingbird. Swift, tiny, secretive and simply amazing to watch, “hummers” are so hard to spot that catching a glimpse of one can be a summer experience […]

Video – Attracting Hummingbirds

great video with instructions on how to attract Hummingbirds Hummingbirds are a wonderful guest in your backyard. Bird Man Mel offers various suggestions on hummingbird feeders and nectar to enhance your ability to attract these wonderful humming birds. Want to learn more about hummingbirds? Check out the articles: Hummingbird Species Overview What do hummingbirds look […]

Hummingbird Species Overview

Written by Dan Lawton the hummingbird's rapid pace, along with its vibrant plumage, make it a favorite among bird watchers. The hummingbird is one of the most dazzling species in the bird world. Despite it’s diminutive stature, it’s incredibly athletic and physically fit. A hummingbird’s wings beat up to 200 times a minute. It’s rapid […]

Hummingbirds: Mating and Nesting

Written by Dan Lawton Like all species of the animal kingdom, hummingbirds do procreate and their mating rituals can be breathtaking to witness Hummingbirds are generally solitary birds, almost to the point of being asocial. They don’t migrate in groups and they don’t feed together. They’re feisty, determined, and, on occasion, downright bullies. However, like […]

5 Ways to Attract Hummingbirds

Written by Dan Lawton Attracting hummingbirds can be a tricky process if you don't do your homework. Here are 5 tips to make your yard attractive to hummingbirds. With their gorgeous plumage, voracious appetites and acrobatic flying skills, hummingbirds make a great addition to any yard. However, attracting these exciting birds can be a tricky […]

Hummingbird Species of North America

Written by Dan Lawton description and pictures of 5 popular hummingbird species found in North America Allen’s Hummingbird Allen’s Hummingbird Location: Found on the West Coast, between Southern Oregon and Northern California, usually between the months of January and September. Description: Males have a green back and crown, red throat, white breast and tail. Females […]